On Monday, June 22, the District moved into Phase Two of its COVID-19 response.
Mayor Muriel Bowser reminded residents "it is critical to remember that even though we have more testing, contact tracers, and hospital capacity than we did in March, this virus is still in our city, region, and nation. Without a vaccine or a cure, we must continue to take precautions - social distance, practice good hygiene, and wear a mask."
In Phase Two, District Government will remain in a modified telework posture, with adjustments to several agencies, including the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
So, what else is changing in Phase Two?
Today the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a resolution, spearheaded by Councilmember Will Jawando and sponsored by the full Council, declaring racism a public health crisis.
On Friday, June 12, the Board of Commissioners held a special meeting to consider additional reopening plans for Stage Two of Maryland’s “Roadmap to Recovery.” They voted unanimously to move forward with reopening limited indoor dining at restaurants, outdoor amusement activities, and expanded capacity at outdoor pools in accordance with Stage Two of Governor Hogan’s executive order that becomes effective today at 5 p.m.